US economic growth data for the second quarter is due on Thursday amid speculation over the first interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.
US gross domestic product is forecast to rise an annualised 3.9% in the second quarter after a 4% increase the previous three months.
Policymakers are assessing the health of the world's biggest economy to determine the best time to raise interest rates.
Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen last Friday signalled that interest rates could rise sooner than previously thought following a raft of data pointing to a fast-paced recovery.
"If progress in the labour market continues to be more rapid than anticipated by the committee or if inflation moves up more rapidly than anticipated... then increases in the Federal funds rate target could come sooner than the committee currently expects and could be more rapid thereafter," she said at the annual Jackson Hole conference in Wyoming.
Most analysts expect the first US rate rise to come in mid-2015.
High on Thursday's agenda will also be the release of German unemployment figures and German inflation amid the suggestion that the European Central Bank (ECB) will introduce full-on quantitative easing to address price instability.
Any indication of weakness in Europe's biggest economy is likely to fuel speculation the ECB will take more action to boost the recovery.
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